One of the most influential writers of our time, PAULO COELHO is the author of many international best sellers, including The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, Adultery, Eleven Minutes, and The Spy. Translated into 80 languages, his books have sold more than 225 million copies in more than 170 countries . He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Letters and has received the Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur. In 2007, he was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. Translated by Eric M. B. Becker.
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